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map

 (măp)
n.
1.
a. A representation, usually on a plane surface, of a region of the earth or heavens.
b. Something that suggests such a representation, as in clarity of representation.
2. Mathematics The correspondence of elements in one set to elements in the same set or another set.
3. Slang The human face.
4. Genetics A genetic map.
tr.v. mapped, map·ping, maps
1.
a. To make a map of.
b. To depict as if on a map: Grief was mapped on his face.
2. To explore or make a survey of (a region) for the purpose of making a map.
3. To plan or delineate, especially in detail; arrange: mapping out her future.
4. Genetics To locate (a gene or DNA sequence) in a specific region of a chromosome in relation to known genes or DNA sequences.
5. Mathematics To establish a mapping of (an element or a set).
Idioms:
all over the map
1. In, from, or to a variety of places; ubiquitously.
2. Showing great variety; varied or diverse: "Literary nonfiction is all over the map and has been for three hundred years" (William Zinsser).
put on the map
To make well-known, prominent, or famous.
wipe off the map
To destroy completely; annihilate.

[From Middle English mapemounde, from Old French mapemond, from Medieval Latin mappa (mundī), map (of the world), from Latin, napkin, cloth (on which maps were drawn), perhaps of Punic origin; see npy in Semitic roots.]

map′pa·ble adj.
map′per n.

MAP

abbr.
modified American plan

Maps


the process of mapmaking by means of aerial survey.
the production of maps, including construction of projections, design, compilation, drafting, and reproduction. Also chartography, chartology. — cartographer, n. — cartographic, adj.
1. a description, map, or chart of a particular region or area.
2. the art of preparing such descriptions or maps. — chorographer, n. — chorographic, adj.
a rhumb line or curve on the surface of a sphere intersecting all meridians at the same angle; hence, the course of a ship or aircraft following a constant compass direction. — loxodromic, adj.
the use of photography for surveying or map-making.
surveying or map-making by means of photography. — phototopographic, phototopographical, adj.
a map showing half or more of the sphere of the heavens, indicating which part is visible at what hour from a given location. — planispheric, planispherical, adj.
1. the detailed mapping or description of the features of a relatively small area, district, or locality.
2. the relief features or surface configuration of an area. — topographer, n. — topographic, adj.
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Damon and Professor Bumper assembled in the tent of the scientist, where a dry battery lamp gave sufficient illumination to show a number of maps and papers scattered over an improvised table.
"Other maps are such shapes, with their islands and capes!
'I have larger maps upstairs in the cupboard, we will look on those,' but they searched in vain, for the castle was not marked even on these.
In conformity with the Act of Congress of the United States entitled, "An Act for the encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times herein mentioned." And also to an Act, entitled, "an Act, supplementary to an Act, for the encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times herein mentioned, and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints." JAMES DILL, Clerk of the Southern District of New-York
The portion of the moon which the projectile was nearing was the northern hemisphere, that which the selenographic maps place below; for these maps are generally drawn after the outline given by the glasses, and we know that they reverse the objects.
But if we could dodge those dreary seats she longed to see me try my luck, and I sought to exclude them from the picture by drawing maps of London with Hyde Park left out.
Usually I bring several of these books with me upon a cruise, and this time, among others, I have maps of Europe and her surrounding waters.
A proposal for correcting modern maps. The king's palace; and some account of the metropolis.
Three great safes were ranged along one side of the wall, piles of newspapers and maps were strewn all over a long table, and a huge Ordnance map of the French and Belgian Frontiers stood upon an easel.
"Here!" he said, "get off this locker." And he proceeded to rout out two books and a case of maps. He spread them on the folding-table, and stood regarding them.
The original rag is at my home in Durban, together with poor Dom Jose's translation, but I have the English rendering in my pocket- book, and a facsimile of the map, if it can be called a map.
He had studied it up in a map, and it was so simple that it seemed foolish - hardly worth the twopence charged for admission.